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Smith (A.): The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks
O/P. 351 pages, illustrated, 1979. This is the original edition of this excellent book, which has sections on clock styles and their history, mechanical parts, tools and materials, international clockmaking, and sundials. With dust jacket. (Ref: K282 - G1)

Price: 15.00

Smith (A.): The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks
O/P. 351 pages, illustrated, 1988. This is the UK reprint of this excellent book which has sections on clock styles and their history, mechanical parts, tools and materials, international clockmaking, and sundials. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K591 - G1)

Price: 10.00

Smith (A.): The Guinness Book of Clocks
O/P. 168 pages, illustrated, 1984. An introductory guide to British and European clocks. Buy a copy to read in the saloon bar! Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K283 - G4)

Price: 8.00

Smith (A.): The International Dictionary of Clocks
O/P. 351 pages, illus., 1996. Originally published as The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks this excellent book has sections on clock styles and their history, mechanical parts, tools and materials, international clockmaking, and sundials. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1705 - G3)

Price: 15.00

Smith (A.G.R.): Science and Society in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
O/P. 216 pages, 135 illustrations (16 in colour), 1972. The scientific advances of the 16th & 17th centuries produced a revolutionary reshaping of man's view of the universe and his own place in it. The work of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton and others had a big impact. A good copy with poor dj. (Ref: K4686 - TC8)

Price: 6.00

Smith (B.): The Synchronome Company

Smith (B.): The Synchronome Company
NEW. 48 pages, 90 illustrations, 2010. A history of the Synchronome Company from its beginnings in the early 20th century up to recent times. The book will be useful to collectors in identifying, dating and setting up their clocks. The illustrations show the company's large product range. Card covers. (Ref: N2270)
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Price: 15.00

Smith (E.): Clocks their Working and Maintenance
O/P. 224 pages, 59 figs., 12 plates, 1977. A useful book for beginners and amateurs. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1208 - C3)

Price: 9.00

Smith (E.): Repairing Antique Clocks - A Guide for Amateurs
O/P. 231 pages, 10 plates, 39 figures, reprinted 1979. A guide to the cleaning and repair of weight driven and spring driven clocks. Of use to the amateur who does not have a fully kitted out workshop. A good copy with worn dust jacket.

* Was £9.00, now on special offer at £4.50 *

(Ref: SK387 - F3)

Price: 4.50

Smith (E.P.): Repairing Antique Clocks
O/P. 232 pages, 39 figs., 8 plates, 2nd edition, 1993. A guide to the cleaning and repair of weight driven and spring driven clocks. Of use to the amateur who does not have a fully kitted out workshop. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K2847 - N1)

Price: 15.00

Smith (E.) & Smith (B.): Restoring Grandfather Clocks

Smith (E.) & Smith (B.): Restoring Grandfather Clocks
NEW. 235 pages, 147 figures, 1995. The authors describe how to clean and service clock movements, how to refurbish dials and discuss all aspects of case restoration using an 8-day and a 30-hour longcase clock as examples. This is one of the better books for DIY clock enthusiasts. With dj. (Ref: N511)
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Price: 27.00

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 78 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. New copies, purchased from a retired bookseller, minor shelf wear to dust jackets. (Ref: K3754 - Q2)

Price: 22.50

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 82 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. Very good copy (inscription on ffep) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K789 - Y2)

Price: 15.00

Smith (J.): Horological Dialogues

Smith (J.): Horological Dialogues
O/P. xiv, 120 pages, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1675. The full title is Horological Dialogues In Three parts Shewing The Nature, Use, and right Managing of Clocks and Watches: with an Appendix Containing Mr Oughtred's Method for Calculating Numbers. The whole being a work very necessary for all that made use of these kind of Movements. This book is important, as it was the first book in the English language devoted to clocks and watches. The book is written in the form of Question and Answer; the appendix describes Oughtred's method for calculating wheel trains. The original edition is unobtainable and this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A very good copy, covers a little marked. (Ref: K970 - T2)
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Price: 75.00
Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions

Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions
O/P. vi + 92 pages, 1 folding table, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1694. The full title is Horological Disquisitions Concerning the Nature of Time, and the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike Twenty Four Hours long. This is John Smith's second book, it explains the difference between solar time and a 24 hour (mean time) day. The first table shows the difference between a solar day and a 24 hour day for every day of the year, the second table is an equation table arranged so that by setting a clock on ten specified days in the year it will always be within 3¾ minutes of solar time. The original edition of this book is almost unobtainable, this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A very good copy. (Ref: K3572 - W1)
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Price: 75.00

Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions
O/P. vi + 92 pages, folding table missing, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1694. The full title is Horological Disquisitions Concerning the Nature of Time, and the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike Twenty Four Hours long. This is John Smith's second book, it explains the difference between solar time and a 24 hour (mean time) day. The original edition of this book is almost unobtainable, this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A good copy - but the folding table (equation of time) is missing. (Ref: K4139 - X2)

Price: 45.00

Smith (J.): A Handbook and Directory of Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1540 to 1850
O/P. 97 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1903. A pioneering work, for many years the only source for a listing of Scottish clockmakers. A good copy, light wear to cloth at edges and corners. (Ref: K2420 - D1)

Price: 25.00

Smith (J.): Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
O/P. 436 pages, 25 illustrations, 2nd and best edition, 1921. A good book and, for many years, the only source for a list of Scottish clockmakers. Still useful to have as some information about the makers is not contained in the more recent book by Whyte. A very good copy, clean and bright, binding tight. (Ref: K993 - CR8)

Price: 85.00

Smith (J.): Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850
O/P. 436 pages, 25 illus., reprint of 2nd edition, 1975. A good book and, for many years, the only source for a list of Scottish clockmakers. Still useful to have as some information about the makers is not contained in the more recent book by Whyte. A good copy, the dust jacket good but faded as usual. (Ref: K856 - R1)

Price: 75.00

Smith (J.) & Sons (Clerkenwell) Ltd: Summary of Stock and Useful list of Gauges and Weights
O/P. 19 pages, no date. Published in the 1950's or 1960's, this is a list of the non-ferrous metals stocked together with a list of their weights and gauges. A clean copy with a circle cut out of rear card cover. (Ref: K3436 - BX17)

Price: 4.00

Smith (W.O.): Hamilton Electric Watch Repair Manual
O/P. 98 pages, figs., 1958. This manual for the 5/0 size, model 500 watch was written by the Director of the Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute, with the cooperation of the Hamilton Watch Company. A very good copy. (Ref: K2851 - Q)

Price: 25.00


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